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Breakfast Buffet: Kansas asks Josh Selby to be more assertive

Jeff Eisenberg
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1. Remember when Kansas freshman Josh Selby sank that game-winning 3-pointer against USC in his debut game, prompting the Associated Press to gush "is it too soon to call him the legendary Josh Selby?" Well, since then Selby has been solid but unspectacular, prompting Kansas coach Bill Self to urge him to be more aggressive.

2. Sweet-shooting freshman Billy Baron looked like an impact player his first two games at Virginia, scoring a combined 33 points and showcasing a feathery stroke from behind the arc. Instead Baron's playing time and production dwindled as the season has gone along, prompting him to announce Thursday that he will transfer to play for his father at Rhode Island.

3. There was a marquee game in the Horizon League on Thursday that didn't involve struggling Butler. As the Bulldogs were falling to woeful Youngstown State to plummet further out of at-large contention, Cleveland State beat second-place Valparaiso, 76-65, to strengthen its grip on the top spot in the conference race.

4. Any list of the nation's most disappointing teams this season would likely include Michigan State, Kansas State, Baylor, Gonzaga, Butler and Memphis. ESPN.com's Andy Katz analyzes what has happened to each of them and evaluates whether there's any chance any of them will recover to make the NCAA tournament.

5. Despite an 18-4 overall record and a decent 5-4 mark in Big East play, Cincinnati players are well aware their resume lacks a signature win. Fortunately (or maybe unfortunately) for the Bearcats, they'll have plenty of chances to get one since six of their remaining nine regular season games are against teams ranked in the RPI top 25.

French professional basketball typically won't get much play on this blog, but this finishing sequence is just too incredible not to post. Karim Souchu scores the apparent game-winning layup for Limoges with 1.4 seconds left in the game, but VCU alum Jamal Shuler answers with a half-court prayer to win the game for Vichy.

""They were very physical. You almost had to have a referee out there - a basketball referee or a UFC referee, one of the two." -- Notre Dame guard Ben Hansbrough on backyard games of one-on-one he and older brother Tyler played as kids. (1070 The Fan in Indianapolis)

Harvard at Princeton, 7 p.m. EST

• Boston U at Stonybrook, 7 p.m. EST

Iona at Fairfield, 9 p.m. EST

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